Welcome back to The 90 Degree Show for 2017. In this podcast we discuss copyright issues and Tresona, the CIAA halftime rule and band director decorum. Finally we wrap up the podcast talking about Crankfest. Find out what our panelists thought of the event and we ask the question.. is ‘crankin’ good for our band programs? We welcome back Christy Walker, Bridgette Bell and Rashad Watters for another year of the show. This podcast is brought to you by SAY Marketing and Promotions, and Block Band Music & Publishing. Check out our website http://www.themarchingpodcast.com/ you can email the show at firstname.lastname@example.org, tweet us @marchingpodcast, and follow our blog at http://bit.ly/17Gl2e2t
We feel really good about the direction the website is going as we have made some upgrades and added more content for our listeners. First we changed the video of the week to video of the week by conference, in order to show a video from each conference each week and give more exposure to more bands. We will have a video for each athletic conference of the historically black colleges and universities: The MEAC, SWAC, CIAA, and SIAC. We hope this will bring more people to the site each week to see what band from their conference is highlighted.
We would also like to introduce HBCU Buzz to the site. We are using the Entertainment Feed from the buzz to update our listeners on entertainment news that may affect their schools. The Buzz provides the public with news relevant to HBCU campuses ranging from sports and fashion to politics and controversy from the perspective of current HBCU students and several journalists heavily involved in the black community. The Buzz is committed to promoting HBCU pride and unity in order to enhance the black college experience and uplift the perception of all black colleges.
Lastly we have added another sports radio site to our front page, the Heritage Sports Radio Network. For over 100 years Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) sports and the legends they have created have been one of the best kept secrets. Stars like Jerry Rice, Walter Payton, Charles Oakley, Wilma Rudolph and Michael Strahan all trace their collegiate careers back to HBCU’s. A desire to provide national media exposure for this unique sports community and pay homage to past and present stars gave birth to Heritage Sports Radio Network (HSRN)
We have reached out to the people responsible for each site and hope to Chop it up with them in the future.
Since finding the applications to use I have created a couple of podcasts to get things going. I work with friend Collin Welbon to create a podcast and update a blog about our fantasy football league. I love sports and fantasy sports, so creating and writing about them provide a win win as they say because I am able to gain experience in this new media thing from two sides.
So to kick off this journey I would like to interview contacts that I have in the industry. Chris Jones, super bandsman, entrepeneuer, former drum major, creator of marching aerobics, Guiness book world record holder…if I sit here and think I may be typing for a while but most of all good friend. He was recently in Jackson, MS for a performance and is currently working in the Atlanta Public School system. I am going to talk to him about his performances, how he gets his business out and how he tries to spread love for bands.
The other interview is a good friend of mine Samuel Glover that works as the percussion director for a band in the CIAA. He is preparing for a battle in the next week and I am going to talk to him about what he does to get his students ready for battle. He also is going to talk to me about preparing his students for academia, martriculating on campus and growing into a productive citizen. I will post the interview times when they are confirmed.